The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has released the last tranche of its funding for the Solomon Islands Government's Training and Education Awards for this year.

The Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency George Chan announced the release of the SBD6.7-million tranche in a meeting with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare last Friday.

Ambassador Chan said the money was transacted to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands last Friday.

He said Taiwan's ongoing assistance to Solomon Islands education and human resources sector manifested its commitment to develop Solomon Islands.

Ambassador Chan said education was the key to developing a nation.

Prime Minister Sogavare thanked the Taiwanese government for its continued commitment to assist Solomon Islanders to achieve their goals for higher educational training.

Mr Sogavare said all recipients of the government's training and educational awards should reciprocate Taiwan's goodwill with commitment to succeed in their educational training.